The Daisy W. Smathers Free Locs Grant

The Daisy W. Smathers Free Locs Grant:

Providing Unique Support for Women with Hair Loss

The launch of The Daisy W. Smathers Free Locs Grant is on the horizon. It is a program created by the CEO and founder of Love Our Locs, Micheale “Shelly” Washington in honor of her mother The Late Daisy Walthour Smathers, who suffered from Lupus. This program is designed with a view of bringing together South Florida women with medical-related hair loss and offering them support. 

Possible Health Implications of Unexpected Hair Loss

Hair loss is indicative of the onset of disease. This statement is from the American Academy of Dermatology (or AAD). According to this association, sudden hair loss can result from nearly 30 diseases among which are lupus, cancer, diabetes, anemia, thyroid disease, severe forms of alopecia, etc. 

Micheale had firsthand experience of this when she noticed she was gradually losing her hair and was later diagnosed with cancer. This was a terrifying experience for her because she felt she would lose her unique identity as a DJ. Her hair was the trademark for this business.

After completing the treatment successfully, she searched desperately for alternatives to natural hair. She wanted to keep her look and hair as it was prior to the onset of cancer. She found a few boutiques. However, none of them gave her the exact hair she needed.

Getting a product with the look and texture of her natural hair was difficult for Micheale. This prompted her to create The Love Our Locs Natural Hair Collection, which offers a wide variety of natural hair products.

Several women who suffer from hair loss have huge expenses from their ongoing treatment. Apart from this, extreme changes brought about by their medical condition creates feelings of inadequacy and promotes low self-esteem and often times depression. 

The Free Locs Grant aims to turn the tide for by providing free custom wig units, hair extensions, hair products as well as education — all these at no cost.

How South Florida Women Can Benefit from This Program 

Find out how to apply for the program, get program details and experience the Free Locs yourself at the Buy Black Extravaganza taking place Sunday November 20, 2016 at Gigi’s Music Café. South Florida women can start applying online for this program beginning November 1st. The application process is a short and simple one. Every Quarter, 1 recipients (who has submitted a short qualifying application) will be selected. 

About Love Our Locs

Love Our Locs is a luxury hair boutique that specializes in hair extensions from Kinky to Curly. It is a one-stop destination for high-quality hair to switch up your style, safeguard your hair from chemical and heat, and instantly make the transition into Natural Hair; just to mention a few. 

This enterprise was founded by CEO Micheale “Shelly” Washington, a miami native who wanted to offer unique hair products, which she could personally vouch for. She wanted to be the leader in providing tested and trusted solutions to other women when it comes to acquiring personal exquisite Locs. Following critical research, development and sourcing, Love Our Locs was birthed.

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